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MD Elective Catalog

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers elective courses in 24 different clinical areas. You complete courses in designated two- or four-week elective blocks in stage three and stage four of the MD curriculum. Learn more about when electives take place and the elective lottery process.

Students matriculated at our school can access the SOLARIS (Kerberos ID and password required for login) to participate in elective lotteries and manage their schedules. Enrolling in electives is slightly different for visiting students.

We also provide information about the process of completing and receiving credit for “away” electives at other U.S. medical schools or teaching hospitals for NYU Grossman School of Medicine students.

Other Options for Earning Elective Credits

You can earn elective credits in custom areas by completing an individual preceptorship or research elective. To do this, you need guidance from a faculty mentor and approval from the senior associate dean for medical education.

To explore these options, complete and submit the preceptorship application or the research elective application and submit to the Registrar’s Office as indicated on the application forms.

Elective Course Topics

Browse elective course information, expectations, and prerequisites by topic

Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Forensic Medicine
Gross Anatomy
Interdepartmental Electives
Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Surgery
Urology

Elective Course Dates

During the elective lottery, you rank the available elective date blocks based on personal preference. After the lottery closes, you have up until 60 days before the elective start date to drop, add, or modify your elective assignments.

Four-Week Elective Blocks 2019–20

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 May 2, 2019
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 May 30, 2019
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 June 27, 2019
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 August 1, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 August 29, 2019
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 September 26, 2019
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 October 31, 2019
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 November 28, 2019
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2019 December 26, 2019
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 January 30, 2020
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 February 27, 2020
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 March 26, 2020
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.

Two-Week Elective Blocks 2019–20

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
July 1, 2019 July 14, 2019 May 2, 2019
July 15, 2019 July 28, 2019 May 16, 2019
July 29, 2019 August 11, 2019 May 30, 2019
August 12, 2019 August 25, 2019 June 13, 2019
August 26, 2019 September 8, 2019 June 27, 2019
September 9, 2019 September 22, 2019 July 11, 2019
September 30, 2019 October 13, 2019 August 1, 2019
October 14, 2019 October 27, 2019 August 15, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 10, 2019 August 29, 2019
November 11, 2019 November 24, 2019 September 12, 2019
November 25, 2019 December 8, 2019 September 26, 2019
December 9, 2019 December 22, 2019 October 10, 2019
December 30, 2019 January 12, 2020 October 31, 2019
January 13, 2020 January 26, 2020 November 14, 2019
January 27, 2020 February 9, 2020 November 28, 2019
February 10, 2020 February 23, 2020 December 12, 2019
February 24, 2020 March 8, 2020 December 26, 2019
March 9, 2020 March 22, 2020 January 9, 2020
March 30, 2020 April 12, 2020 January 30, 2020
April 13, 2020 April 26, 2020 February 13, 2020
April 27, 2020 May 10, 2020 February 27, 2020
May 11, 2020 May 24, 2020 March 12, 2020
May 25, 2020 June 7, 2020 March 26, 2020
June 8, 2020 June 21, 2020 April 9, 2020
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.